Berlin University Semantics and Ontology Keynote

Yesterday I had the honor of giving a keynote speech at the Freie Universität Berlin, only one day after a similar talk at the Berlin-Branderburger Fachhochschule. It was “Berlin Semantic Web Day” at Freie Universität Berlin, June 19th, and the topic was Semantic Business Process Management (SBPM) which is the combination of Corporate Semantic Web technologies, such as rules, events and ontologies, with BPM and a service oriented infrastructure to empower the upper layers of the architecture.

The keynote was for the Berlin Semantic Meetup group, which was an excellent meetup. The group is very well run and Adrian Paschke. We got to meet inside a large atrium with plenty of refreshments and great people!

The combination of Event driven architecture, SOA, CEP models, and BPM could deliver great advancements in discovery, configuration, and composition of appropriate process components, information objects, and services. Given Adobe LiveCycle ES has already a lot of the BPM and SOA tenets baked into the product, it was interesting to see attendees validate the architectural decisions of LiveCycle ES. While I did not speak directly on LiveCycle, it was always on the back of the mind.

The field of Computational Intelligence is really starting to heat up. As a member of the IEEE Computational Intelligence Society I plan to contribute some ideas to the movement.

I have uploaded my presentation on the OASIS SOA Reference Model, Semantics, Ontology and Adobe work in the space. The slides are available online here.